Does anyone know How to Refinish Engineered Wood Floors?
Engineered wood floors are fast catching the imagination of people across the country. It is being viewed as a viable green alternative for traditional wood. Engineered wood floors comprise of layers of filler material that is sandwiched under a veneer of hardwood. This veneer can be anywhere from 1/32 to 3/16 of an inch. In fact it is the thickness of the veneer that determines whether floor sanding is feasible or not. This is because if the veneer is thin it will expose the layer beneath.
What to do before Sanding Before you start the floor sanding process, it is important that you check the thickness of the veneer. If the thickness is less than 1/16 of an inch, do not go ahead with floor sanding. Instead you can apply a coat of finish. Make sure that you take care of all the cracks, gaps, holes and other imperfections prior to going ahead with floor sanding.
Staining & Finishing After the floor sanding is over, apply a stain and let it dry. With the help of a floor buffer and a 150 grit or finer buffer screen, smooth the stain. Finally, wipe off any dust and then apply a second coat of stain.